Year Built: 1923
Architect: Holabird and Roche
Style: Italian Renaissance
Listed in the National Register of Historic Places: 10/02/1973
Chicago entrepreneurs Charles and Raymond Cook commissioned the Chicago architecture firm of Holabird and Roche to design the Aquila Court Building around 1923. Holabird and Roche designed the U-shaped building with retail, office, and residential spaces. Simple classical detailing ornaments the façade. An interior courtyard provided the central focus and reflected a borrowing of Italian Renaissance design. In the 1990s, the building became a hotel with many of the original features left intact, including the courtyard space.